1971 : : a people's history from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India

Title 1971 : : a people's history from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India
Names Zakaria, Anam.
Length 13 hours, 55 minutes
Book Number DB115505
Title Status Active
Narrator Bernson, Barry.
Language English
Annotation "The year 1971 exists everywhere in Bangladesh--on its roads, in sculptures, in its museums and oral history projects, in its curriculum, in people's homes and their stories, and in political discourse. It marks the birth of the nation, it's liberation. More than 1000 miles away, in Pakistan too, 1971 marks a watershed moment, its memories sitting uncomfortably in public imagination. It is remembered as the 'Fall of Dacca', the dismemberment of Pakistan or the third Indo-Pak war. In India, 1971 represents something else--the story of humanitarian intervention, of triumph and valour that paved the way for India's rise as a military power, the beginning of its journey to becoming a regional superpower. Navigating the widely varied terrain that is 1971 across Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, Anam Zakaria sifts through three distinct state narratives, and studies the institutionalization of the memory of the year and its events. Through a personal journey, she juxtaposes state narratives with people's history on the ground, bringing forth the nuanced experiences of those who lived through the war. Using intergenerational interviews, textbook analyses, visits to schools and travels to museums and sites commemorating 1971, Zakaria explores the ways in which 1971 is remembered and forgotten across countries, generations and communities." -- Provided by publisher.
Medium Digital Books
Audience Notes Male narrator. NLS/BPH
Local Subject United States - History - 973
World History - 900W
Asia - South Asia, India - 954
History - Asia - 950
LC Subject India-Pakistan Conflict, 1971 - Personal narratives
Bangladesh - History - 20th century
Bangladesh - History - Revolution, 1971 - Personal narratives
India - History - 1947
Pakistan - History - 20th century
Call Number 954.9205 ANF
Released 2023
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2023 (American Printing House for the Blind, recording studio)
Original Publication Recorded from: Haryana, India : Penguin Random House India, 2019. 9789353057213
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